curriculum vitae

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

- 2019 -

notBIG(5) 

M S Rezny Studio Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky

One of 45 finalists out of 680 entries (Top 6%). 

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- 2018 -

Educators as Artists: Juried College Faculty Exhibition 

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia 


4th Annual International Poster Contest and Art Exhibition 

Mouseio Typographias (Museum of Typography)

Crete, Greece. One of 30 finalists out of 570 entries (Top 5%). 

The piece will be on display in the Museum of Typography for one year. 

Honorary Distinction Award


Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage Exhibition (invited)

Kolaj Fest, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana


To Death with a Smile International Design Poster Competition and Art Exhibition 

MUMEDI Mexican Museum of Design, Mexico City, Mexico 

and Lahti Museum in Finland. 

My design was one of 541 posters out of 30,000 (Top 1.8%)

Exhibition remained open at the Mexican Museum of Design until March 10, 2018. The exhibition then traveled to Finland for display.  

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- 2017 -

Pieced Together Juried Exhibition

Sulfur Studios, Savannah, Georgia

 

The Schwa Show: National Juried Exhibition

Emerge Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina


Spring into Art Exhibition

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, Georgia

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- 2016 -

Home/Making: Domesticity in Contemporary Life

Arizona State University Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona


Games: From Marbles to Minecraft

Annemarie Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland


Transitions - 3rd Annual Fall Juried Exhibition

Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minnesota


Equality Matters - Conversations on Gender and Race Symposium

William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri

(did not display piece)


Change Agents: Personal Art as Political Tactic

Lamont Gallery, Exeter, New Hampshire


Cut it Out National Juried Exhibition

Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, Washington

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- 2015 -

Gender: Inaugural National Juried Exhibition

Indiana University East, Richmond, Indiana

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- 2014 -

OFF THE GRID

Atlantic Gallery, New York City, New York


Humanities and Home

Arizona State University Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

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- 2013 -

65 Degrees: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art

Nave Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts


Small Works Show

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia


Lilliputians March

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Lots of Little Art Juried Exhibition

Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana


Rag Dolls, Robots and Rocketships Exhibition

Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Missouri


MAD WORLD: National Juried Exhibition

Union Street Gallery

Chicago Heights, Illinois

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- 2011 -

TOYS: Re-imagine, Re-invent, Re-discover

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland


Mixing it Up: Artistry in Mixed Media

High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio

(Honorable Mention)

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- 2009 -

OH COW

Crossing Art, Flushing, New York


Powerful and Fragile Earth

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia


Art at the Mill Spring  2009  Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association, Millwood, Virginia

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- 2008 -

Reclamation Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia


Art at the Mill Fall 2009 Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association, Millwood Virginia

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- 2007 -

My Generation

Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, Maryland


Fragments Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia

(Honorable Mention)


Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Photographer Finalist

Best of Photography 2007 Annual


Human Form Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia


April Regional Art Show

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia


Art at the Mill Spring 2007 Art Show

Clarke County Historical Association, Millwood Virginia


National Juried Photography Exhibition

Nexus Gallery, Prescott, Arizona


27th Annual College Photography Contest Finalist

Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Top 5% out of 28,000 entrants


13th Annual National Women’s Exhibition

Impact Artists Gallery, Buffalo, New York


Exploring Spirituality Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia


Sixth Street Gallery Photography Exhibition

Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, Washington


Juried Exhibition

Artists’ Gallery, Columbia, Maryland


It’s Photography II Exhibition

The Art League of Northern California, Novato, California


National Juried Exhibition “DISCOVERIES”

George Segal Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey

SOLO/GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

- 2019 -

They’re Talking Art Installation 

Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


House+Wife Revisited  

The Cambridge School of Weston. Weston, Massachusetts

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- 2018 -

Two Story - Two Person Art Exhibition with Steven S. Walker

Plough Gallery, Tifton, Georgia


Façades - Two Person Art Exhibition with Steven S. Walker

Thomas University, Thomasville, Georgia


Spring into Art

Turner Art Center, Valdosta, Georgia

(Honorary Distinction Award) 


Size Doesn’t Matter National Art Exhibition (group invitational) 

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia 


Faculty Exhibition Group Exhibition 

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

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- 2017 -

House+Wife: A "small" Gathering Solo Exhibition

S. Dot Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


One Hit Wonder Invitational Group Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia


Drawing Connections - Works by Valdosta State

University Art Faculty Group Exhibition


Kobro Gallery, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts

Lodz, Poland

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- 2016 -

Group Faculty Exhibition

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia

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- 2015 -

“House+Wife” Solo Exhibition

Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, South Carolina

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- 2014 -

 “House+Wife” Solo Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


“An Artful Combination” Group Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


Size isn’t Everything Invitational Group Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

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- 2010 -

“Faculty Exhibit” Group Exhibition

McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, Ohio


“Childish Issues” Solo Exhibition

McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, Ohio


“Identity” Invitational Exhibition

Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, Gainesville, Georgia

($100 Honorarium)


“Head to Toes: Figurative Works” Invitational Exhibition

The Art Studio and Gallery, Cut Bank, Montana


“Click: Photography” Invitational Exhibition

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

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- 2009 -

“Where the Twain Meet” Group Exhibition

Miller Gallery – Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio


“Altered Barbie Show” Group Exhibition

Shotwell 50 Studios, San Francisco, California


“Be A Doll” Invitational Group Exhibition

Estel Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

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- 2008 -

“Everything Europe: A Traveler’s Journey”  Solo Exhibition

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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- 2007 -

“Recent Works”  Group Exhibition

Virginia State University Art Gallery, Petersburg, Virginia


“Everything Europe: A Traveler’s Journey”  Solo Exhibition

Richmond Main Public Library, Franklin Street – Richmond, Virginia

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work examines the identity of housewives, and the homes they cared for, as depicted through advertisements from 1930-1959.

The role of the housewife in society has evolved drastically over the last 60 years. Many contributing factors have forced us to rethink the identity of the housewife. As an artist, I enjoy exploring the role of the 1930-1950’s housewife in ways that can help me forge my own identity as a wife and mother.

What makes a house a home? Is it the wife-charged with its upkeep, or is it the outside structure defining the property? My work explores the identity of both the “HOUSE + WIFE.”

Advertising gave a voice to the wife’s social identity – a voice, not her voice. In a male driven business, advertisements were primarily written and created with a male undertone. As a graphic designer and professor of graphic design, I use the language of advertising copy in my artwork to manipulate social messages that once bombarded women – reversing their intended meanings.

An epitome of Americana sixty years ago was the white picket fence. With the House Next To… series, I use encaustic wax to bind layers of wax to retro-collaged advertisements in the shape of individual picket fence planks. The wax’s materialistic qualities provide a nostalgic-like feel of a simpler time. My intent is for viewers to look at the collaged advertisements reinterpreted… ultimately challenging the messages that once socially defined her.

REPRESENTATION

Glave Kocen Gallery - Richmond, Virginia